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Historical Items

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Item 15614

Madawaska Training School, 1891

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1891 Location: Madawaska Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 76537

Madawaska Training School faculty, Fort Kent, 1927

Mystery Corner Item Who is that unnamed faculty member?

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1927 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 76520

Madawaska Training School students playing volleyball, Fort Kent, 1927

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1927 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 9 of 13

… northern part of Aroostook from the Fort Kent, Madawaska, and Van Buren areas would come to Presque Isle to work in various harvesting jobs.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

… Grand Falls were such large village sites, with Madawaska another that occurred above the salmon run.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

High school students would ride the passenger train to attend high school in nearby Caribou. The booming businesses in Stockholm relied on the train

My Maine Stories

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Vincent Vanier - Technology Coordinator in Madawaska, ME
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Vincent Vanier describes what worked well in the initial MLTI laptop training model.